Daily Archives: July 3, 2015
I have been sharing the messages I believe God called to my heart to give you for over two years. In that journey you have taught me much as you have trusted me with the sharing of some of your life. I hear the call to my heart that I must leave you for a while.I have peace about his that comes and goes. Karen says I have in effect delivered over 400 sermons to you — messages from my heart to yours. Whether it was through a prayer, poem, story or pieces on how we can be a more caring and giving people, they were and I pray always will be writing that speaks to you right where you need most.
This has been a difficult decision. If I was to have my will about it I would continue sharing pieces. I count it such a joy that God has blessed me with this forum to learn from you! I hope along the way I have taught you something that has blessed your life.
I am taking a sabbatical to reflect on my calling to be a priest, chaplain and professor, spend long overdue fun time with Karen letting my inner child come more alive, move forward in my healing journey, write and sing songs, do supervised counseling and postgraduate research in applied theology with a major in Christian Clinical Counselling through St. James the Elder Theological Seminary and graduate divinity studies with Trinity College in the University of Toronto,
In all good conscience I love you all in the Lord too much to give any less than 100% of myself to writing further pieces. Each one takes several hours through much prayer, soul-searching reflection and then the edting of the message to be shared. This learning journey gives me a deeper appreciation of the time that other bloggers put into their pieces. Even with heavenly inspiration there is much earthly perspiration:)
On July 14th I get the results of my bone marrow biopsy. This will be used to determine how far my extremely rare auto immune condition of systemic mastocytosis has progressed. The information will be used in determining the best treatment options.
I am using a combination of naturopathic and conventional medicine in the journey forward. In over 13 years of naturopathic care it in combination with standard medical treatment has effected the greatest level of healing.
I rest myself in the healing arms of Christ, our Great Physician. The Christ I gave my life to 33 years ago with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, has a plan for Karen’s and my life. He has an amazing plan for your life too! The Lord asks that you would come and surrender your life to Him. God accepts you as you are with all of your imperfections.
As I put you back in God’s hands I pray that Christ, the healer of your soul would be with you. Please prayerfully reflect on the words of this song and then ask yourself this question. Where are you in your healing journey? Has someone hurt you? God feels, knows and hears every one of your tears. He is here in this moment saying He wants to heal the years of pain and heartache right now. He calls out to you. He stands at the door and knocks. Will you let Him in?
Christ carries you in His heart. I will carry you in mine.
The peace of the Lord be with you.
Kevin Osborne, B.A.,M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, BTh. Canada Christian College & Graduate School, M.A. -Th.D. student Applied Theology with a major in Clinical Christian Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, D.D., D Sc., Diplomate in Creative Ministry St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, is a certified Christian counselor. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.